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means by that. president obama has also attended the national prayer breakfast every year. so that part was just wrong. we called senator jason rapert today and wrote to him, hoping he would explain exactly which he wants what minorities to stop running roughshod over. i would love to hear him explain it without a crowd cheering him on. the clip of senator rapert was first reported by lee fang at "the nation." he points that senator rapert got a lot of money from corporations on his way into office. eli lilly, nucor, based in south carolina. verizon. also, of course the koch brothers who targeted arkansas and spent there to turn the legislature from blue to red, which did happen, including the reelection of senator ultrasound roughshod minorities jason rapert. but something else is going on in arkansas. because the "minorities running roughshod" guy is not alone in arkansas. they're kind of making a habit of this thing recently. in the arkansas legislature, you've also got the state republican lawmaker whose letters to the local paper include the one where he said, quote, if slavery wer
the national prayer breakfast expecting to hear from president obama, that's going to be happening any moment now. want to get to "cnn newsroom" with carol costello, beginnins right now. >>> happening now in "the newsroom," weekend whiteout the northeast about to get pounded by a monster snowstorm. some spots could get two feet of snow. people are talking is this the blizzard of '78? ♪ america >>> exposure or exploitation. first "snl" then the bowl, now the movies? >> the wound is way too fresh. >> we want to tell a beautiful, gripping story about a family's struggle. >> when it comes to the newtown kids, where's the line? >>> plus this. ♪ we are never, ever, ever >> reporter: wardrobe warning, no butts no, breasts, no exceptions from the grammys. >>> and this -- >> to boldly go where no man has gone before. >> schatner back in space, chatting with the canadian astronaut chris hatfield from 200 miles above earth. we've got the conversation live. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin this morning with an historic winter s
obama proposed a civilian national security force, this is what he said: >> we cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we set, we have to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded. >> you got to have that, right? we're not aware of president having created such a force. at least it is not -- well maybe it's covert, i don't know, we can't help but wonder why homeland security needs more than 20 times the aim of am nation as it took in the iraq war. unilateral power to kill americans with drones without due process on foreign soil is outrageous. joining us is judge jennine pe peero, host of justice with the judge. >> good to be here, lou. lou: we heard. enhanced interrogation techniques, now drones may be used to kill american citizens without due process on foreign sale, gets sort of a blip of a mention. >> you know, lou, we had obama come in say this is going to be the most transparent administration, only before john brennan is before senate we'll say now we release th
. the fraternity's national office says it is investigating. >>> president obama's nominee for cia director faced some harsh crit sitand that actually had some people cleared from the room. >>> public humiliation and a fresh start. a drunken boating accident forces prominent state senator don dwyer to admit he is an alcoholic. he told mary bubal ark how that changed his life. >> 20, 29 people in the water. >> reporter: a violent collision, two speedboats slam into each other. >> i had blood under my fingernails. >> reporter: randy harvin and his grandchildren suffer serious injuries. state delegate don dwyer at the helm of the other boat. police say dwyer is going full throttle, out of control, and destruction. >> reporter: when r you an alcoholic? >> when you get to the point where i am struggling like i was and using alcohol like i was, clearly i had a problem that needed to be addressed. >> reporter: delegate dwyer opens up at his drinking. the blood alcohol level was 3 times the legal limit that august night. >> it's true i was drinking while opera
for me. and that you will continue to serve president obama and our nation with the same level of professionalism and commitment that i have seen firsthand. on a personal basis, let me wish all of you the very best whether you've been here a week or 30 or even 40 years, pat. let me give you the very best wishes that i can because i'm proud to have been a part of you. i leave thinking of the nearly 70,000 people that i was honored to serve and lead as part of a huge extended family. and i hope that you will continue to make yourselves, make me and make our country proud. thank you all and god bless you. >> hillary clinton's farewell to the state department workers you see there. being joined by ambassador nicholas burns, former u.s. undersecretary of state and andrea mitchell host of "andrea mitchell reports" and correspondent. andrea's joining us by phone. andrea, you conducted that interview with secretary clinton and heard he say to advocate for the agency from the outside. what do you believe her life will be like in the immediate future? what does hillary clinton do? you ca
obama jihad on ronald reagan's childhood home. are we hampered as a nation in our ability to address real problems in the evidence-based world if half of the people in politics do not live in that world? and if so, how does that get fixed? joining us now is chris hayes, who all of you will see again at 8:00 a.m. eastern tomorrow, because that's when he starts his show "up with chris hayes" here on msnbc. hi, chris. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> muslim jihad on president ronald reagan's childhood home. is she also diagnosing an american problem that should or could be fixed? >> it's -- yes. it should be fixed. and i don't know how to fix it. but i can tell you one place where it is a huge problem. and it's the biggest global problem we have, which is getting a climate change regime. i was talking to someone in washington, d.c. involved with climate negotiations for the u.s. government. now, if we're going to have an actual treaty, okay, that governs everyone's emissions, which is ultimately what we're going to have to get, you have to take that tommy v home to a s
enemy against whom he is sworn to protect the nation. he has said that president obama is part of a socialistic elite planning to declare martial law. and he has said that the president may use the excuse of a flu pandemic to declare a martial law. he said, quote, we've seen that historically. guess how this gentleman feels about health reform? >> folks, this is obama care. let me start this by telling you what i think of this bill and obama care. they only have one agenda, and that is socialism. i call it -- i call it a steamroll of socialism that is being driven by nancy pelosi, harry reid, and fueled by barack obama. >> so very strong feelings about obama care. i should also tell you, though, that congressman browne also has very strong feelings about fruits and vegetables. he has very, very strong feelings about fruits and vegetables. >> the cdc, they're going to be calling you and finding out how many fruits and vegetables you eat today. this is socialism of the highest order. >> you see, there is dominions and cherubims and seraphims. and the cdc calling on your vegetable
for president obama and a former special assistant for national security affairs under president clinton. always a pleasure. good evening. >> hello john. >> john: were you surprised so much of today's hearing was used to essentially re-litigate the early stages of the bush war on terror from waterboarding and other forms of torture to the claims made famous by dick cheney that iraq had some murky involvement with 9-11? >> i confess i was surprised that mohammed atta made a cameo appearance. john brennan is the fifth c.i.a. nominee to come before the committee over the past 12 years. plenty of opportunity to litigate or to write and rewrite history. i think it is -- an indication of the trench warfare that still exists on capitol hill. >> john: i agree. after mr. petraeus, i was glad that nobody asked if he had a girlfriend. mr. brennan was executive director of the c.i.a. from 2002 to 2006. i know you know him. is it credible, as mr. brennan claimed, he had no involvement with the enhancement interrogation program? >> he would not have had any direct involvement in the program. obviously, as you
of contributions. >> tom donilon national security advisor to president obama as they enter the second four years of that tenure in the white house. thank you for joining us. see you next time. captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org tavis: good evening. smiley. tonight a conversation with the longest serving independent in congressional history, bernie sanders. he is a member of the senate budget committee, which puts him at the front seat of the budget battles. last week congress voted do we devoted to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling limits -- last week congress voted to temporarily suspend the limits on the debt ceiling. we will get a look at high- profile nominations. we are glad you joined us. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely do. . walmart committed $2 billion to tighunfing h as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> bernie sanders i
. now, if you are looking for a high profile national security obama second term nominee who really might have some interesting opposition, who really might have some opposition from the democratic side, if not even from the left, it's not chuck hagel. obviously, it's not john kerry. the guy you are looking for is the one who is up this week. on thursday of this week, president obama's nominee to head the cia, john brennan, will face the senate intelligence committee for his confirmation hearing as the director of central intelligence. one of the very first thing president obama did you might remember when he first became president at the start of his first term in 2009 was that he dropped the bush administration's torture policy. remember, he did that right away. he issued an executive order two davis taking office to doubly, triply extra ban torture in the united states. at the start of that first term, newly elected president obama also wanted to nominate john brennan to be the head of the cia. but he didn't end up putting him forward. john brennan ended up taking his name out of
and publisher of "the nation." she is summa cum laude from princeton. she is here with her first collection, "fighting for progress in the age of obama." i do not always agree with her personally when it comes to politics. we are here to find out from katrina how we're going to save the world with barack obama. let's start there. [laughter] >> i do not know how you learned by worked at national lampoon. saving the world. let me begin by saying how low they must be to go that low in new orleans. i would not put in the same sentence president obama and saving the world. it is very much about movements and the power in our history to bring about a fundamental change. you do need people inside, political leaders inside. it captures the imagination of the nation. through the turbulent history, it has been movement and the power of movements. franklin roosevelt was moved by later movements. lyndon johnson had the civil rights movement. i think we begin with that. this book comes out at a moment when the country sees the power and possibility of occupy, 99%, and how that has shifted. it is still e
. >> we are back at 4:39. >> in national news, live pictures from washington. president barack obamas will speak today at the national prayer breakfast in washington. every president since eisenhower has addressed the gathering. >> an estimated 3000 people from one month for the contras are expected at the 61st annual national prayer breakfast, including the president, vice-president joe biden and first lady michelle obama. >> spending cuts are forcing the pentagon to cut its aircraft carrier presence in the persian gulf. >> that is due to congressional fighting over automatic spending cuts in washington. >> plans for the u.s. as harry truman to deploy to the gulf later this week have been cancelled. >> world news and new overnight, new images have been released on iran state tv allegedly showing pictures taken from a u.s. drone captured in 2011. the video shows an aerial view of an airport in a city said to be kandahar , afghanistan. also shows images at a base in eastern iran . >> iran has long claimed did manage to take control of the drone and that is capable launching its own pro
of the obama presidency on national security and civil liberties was in the first few days in office. since then we've seen targeted killing expand, warrantless wiretapping defended, and the fbi carrying out racial profiling in ways that are secret. that's one of the things we're challenging. taking it back to targeted killing, you know, a couple of things are really important here in our constitutional system of checks and balances. in this memo there is a scant paragraph -- i take it back. the white paper which summarizes the memo, there is a scant paragraph saying that the courts have no role to play whatsoever in deciding whether the vast and expansive authority that the executive branch is claiming to kill its own citizens is lawful. that essentially is ens caps las vegas of attorney general holder's point that due process does not mean judicial process. >> effectively they're saying trust us, it's legal because we're saying it's legal. >> that's exactly right. that's deeply problematic. we filed a brief on tuesday night right after this came out in our lawsuit challenging the killings
canceled their 787 flights through march 30th. >> president obama is attending the national prayer breakfast in washington, dc this morning, and the president and the first lady arrived half an hour ago and this is a live picture of president obama ready to speak. he will address matters of faith at the 61st annual gathering of religious community and political leaders. the event is sponsored by the evangelical fellowship foundation and is held at the hilton international and providing a venue for the president to deliver the first major remarks to america's faith community since he announces his support for bay marriage. >> house democrats will vaughan 15 proposals for curbing gun violence on capitol hill this morning. the proposals mirror the president's plan calling for ban assault weapons, barring magazines that carry more than ten rounds and requiring background checks on all gun sales. gulf of mexico safety -- gun safety advocates will hold a vigil, and the senate will close loopholes in california. >> the marin county district attorney will make good on all cash voucher on a
as a senator in the u.s. congress, his position on civil liberties issues and national security issues there. buzz feed points out on civil liberties, a tale of two obamas. as a liberal estate senator, obama was a civil liberties crusader. now is he defending drone attacks on american set zenz. "there has als always been a distinction between citizens and noncitizens. it means something to be a sit sfwlen, and that's important he said in 2002. >> i think you're seeing the beginning of long unending conversation about drone technology, which is actually much bigger than this extremely serious issue. you know, it's only going to get birg and more complex from here. i think it's fwood that the president is taking these steps to make it a little more transparent now, but i think there will be increasing pressure because we're going to see more use of drones in our own airspace. i mean, not necessarily for targeted killings, you know, but surveillance certainly. we're seeing this start to happen already, and i think when the drones come home, there will be a little bit more public awareness of wh
of hundreds of thousands in the nation's capital. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear... >> ...that i will faithfully execute... >> ...that i will faithfully execute... >> ...the office of president of the united states.... >> ...the office of president of the united states... >> ...and will, to the best of my ability... >> ...and will, to the best of my ability... >> ...preserve, protect, and defend... >> ...preserve, protect, and defend... >> ...the constitution of the united states. >> ...the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> ...so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers and applause ] >> supreme court chief justice john roberts swearing in the the constitution mandates the president take office on january 20th, which fell on a sunday this year. president obama becomes the second president to take the oath a total of four times, including twice during his first term. vice president joe biden also being sworn in for a second term, and the white house releasing president obama's new official portrait ahead of the inauguration. the death toll
's first visit to the nation since taking office. president obama spoke about the trip with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu last week. big news there. >>> just in the past hour, new comments from the white house on the confidential justice department memo obtained by nbc news that makes the legal case for drone strikes on americans. >> the strikes were legal. they are ethical and they're wise. >>> plus, a conservative blogger says the tea party brand has been, quote, effectively destroyed. how he says the movement needs to rebrand itself. it's just one of the things we thought you should know. >>> of course, join our conversation. you can find out @tamronhall or @newsnation. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with ar
. he says he hopes it reopen his shop as soon as he recovers. >>> today president obama will speak at the national prayer breakfast this morning in northwest at the washington hilton. the president will meet with religious and community leaders from across the nation taking part in the 61st annual prayer breakfast. this is video from last year where he said he relies on his faith and values to guide him. the national prayer breakfast has been held every year since 1953. >>> after that breakfast, the president will head to leesburg, virginia. he will speak at the house democratic issues conference going on at the lansdowne resort. vice president biden spoke to the group yesterday. he said the world has changed since 1994 when congress passed an assault weapons ban. many blamed the vote for costing democrats control of the house and senate. that ban has since expired. >>> now to the live desk and breaking news. >>> good morning. we want to get right to the video just in. look at this here. allegedly aerial footage that was broadcast on iran state tv late wednesday night. iran claims
on israel iran, and nuclear weapons. president obama the first lady, and vice president joe biden attended the national prayer breakfast today. nearly three cows and people this morning from 140 countries were at the nonpartisan service at the washington hilton in northwest. president obama told lawmakers that he hopes they keep the bipartisan spirit and don't let the prayers for unity fadeaway. some positive jobs numbers out this noon. the labor department says applications for unemployment benefits are down 5000 as compared with last week. the f-word are weak-average for benefit claims is more than 350,000, lowest in five years. -- the 4-week average for benefit claims is more than 5000. lance armstrong could be the target of new legal action. who's going after him and why. and a major announcement about good morning america and anger robin roberts this morning. we will bring you that story. -- anchor. and we're looking and severe winter weather ahead in the northeast. a much calmer story locally in our area. here's a look outside this known as the clouds start to creep back in. adam ca
. another warning today about the nation's spending problem, obama misses the deadline to submit a budget. p does not miss the opportunity to place blame. next. ♪ gerri: the cbo reduces the fiscal forecast for the next 10 years showing how the deficit affects the economy. rich reds and is in d.c. >> in the long term it slows us down the cbo forecast $845 billion budget deficit the first of less than $1 trillion annual deficits continue to shrink when they begin increasing deficits but in the next 10 years they will add almost $7 trillion to the national debt and 76 trillion by 20203. the national debt compared to the economy stabilizes and climbs much higher in the future. the director of the cbo says the primary culprit is health care spending. >> we still see substantial growth of health care spending over the 10 years and beyond. because of the number of people who will be eligible for medicare will be rising sharply. gerri: they expect gdp to rise this year and next year an average of 3.6% after that and then slowing. cbo expects unemployment average 8% this year and seven points six%
>>> president obama urges seizing this moment to overhaul our nation's immigration laws. >> now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as the land of opportunity. >> what does this mean for california? from the central valley to silicon valley? >>> and san francisco implements a controversial law. it enables court-ordered treatment for mentally ill patients at risk of becoming violent. >> these folks are a danger to themselves and to others. >>> plus, the 49ers gear up for the super bowl. a report from new orleans. coming up next. >>> good evening. i'm viviana ritado. welcome to "this week in northern california." what happens or doesn't happen in washington on immigration this year will have a big impact here in california.
, president obama addresses the nation about gun control and it comes as the white house plays defense. >>> plus, it certainly appears the man holding the young boy hostage is listening to media. wait until you hear how police are now changing their tactics. >>> and in just minutes, i'll speak live with the super bowl's mvp. boy, do i have a lot to ask of joe flacco, from the blackout, to his big announcement after the game. the news is now. >>> hi, everyone. good to be with you here on this monday. i'm brooke baldwin live in new york. and we begin with some of the hottest stories in a flash, rapid fire. roll it. sorry, market watchers. look with me as the dow is down 127 points as we're just about two hours away from the closing bell. taking a big step back today in the quest for the record books. getting close to the record high, what was that, just friday, remember on friday, actually closed above the 14,000 mark for the first time in more than five years. >>> now to this one, no surprise here, president obama and texas governor rick perry don't agree. this time about the boy scouts
house counterterrorism chief, john brennan, is obama is nominee to run the nation's spy agency. he helped manage the daily drone program. brennan's confirmation hearing today sets the stage for a public airing of some of the most controversial programs to convert war on out kea, up from the daily drones' strikes to the c.i.a.'s use of interrogation techniques like water boarding during the georgia w. bush administration. >> meanwhile, a senate panel has postponed a vote on chubb hegel's nomination to be defense secretary. the decision comes as republicans are demanding more information from a joke about his paid speeches and business dealings. senator carl levin, the chairman of the armed services committee, said in a statement yesterday that there will be no vote this week. committee republicans say that they are dissatisfied with the information that pedro provided the panel after his confirmation hearing last week. >> california senator barbara boxer once federal regulators to investigate possible equipment problems at the shuttered san onofre nuclear power plant. this comes as
for secretary kerry as you have been for me. and that you will continue to serve president obama and our nation with the same level of professionalism and commitment that i have seen firsthand. >> she is talking about senator john kerry, sworn in today as the nation's 68th secretary of state. daughter chelsea was there, too, tweeting a photo with her mom. the caption reading, thankful i shared her last day, hash tag sos, hash tag, proud daughter. >> former new york city mayor ed koch has died of congestive heart failure. after the three-term mayor left office in 1989. he practiced law and served as a judge on the syndicated show "the people's court." he also appeared in other tv shows as himself and was a newspaper columnist, too. he was 88. >> the dow industrial is closing above 14,000 today for the first time since october of 2007. the big gains are linked to strong economic reports. >>> and archeologists believe they may have found the remains of king richard ii in this grave site. he's the last british king to die in battle more than five centuries ago. the area is now a parking lot but use
increases. how was that playing on capitol hill? here's ed henry. >> warning the nation's economic recovery hangs in the balance, president obama prodded congress to stop a series of massive spending cuts that could threaten national security urging them to come up with a short term combo of lesser spending cuts and tax increases beyond what he signed at the end of december. >> if they can't get a bigger package done by the time the sequester is scheduled to go into effect, then i believe that they should at least pass a smaller package. >> president says the sequester puts hundreds of thousands of jobs in jeopardy from classrooms to the pentagon and defense lie lockheed martin which announced hundreds of layoffs. mr. obama said damage can be stopped if john boehner accepts the white house's final offer from december, meaning up to $600 billion in more tax hikes through cutting deductions, and cuts to medicare and other programs. >> my healthcare proposals achieve the same savings by the beginning of the next decade as reforms that had been proposed by the bipartisan bowls simpson commissio
this week, president obama supported the boy scouts ending its national ban on gay members and scout leaders. he said they should have the same access and opportunities everyone else does. >>> president obama heads to annapolis today to speak at the caucus retreat at the westin annapolis hotel. the president often attends congressional retreats like this one. he met last year in cambridge, maryland. >>> president obama and republicans in congress are squaring off in another budget battle. they have less than four weeks or face billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts. the president is calling on congress to pass a short term deal to avoid the cuts which could be disastrous to the country's economic recovery. >> there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of the entire economy should be put in jeopardy because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes or government programs we agree need some reform. >> republicans are criticizing the pr
something done on election reform. president obama is expected to give it some national spotlight during his big prime-time election speech, exactly a week from tonight. the president is expected to look at immigration reform. he met with progressives and labor groups to talk, and then met with business leaders, the c ceos of 12 companies to talk about immigration. yesterday, he was in minneapolis to talk about gun violence and gun safety reform. and there has been some movement on the issue of gun safety reform today. some unexpected movement. on the senate side, republican senator from nevada, dean hiller said that looking at it is a reasle
's andrea bocelli at the national prayer breakfast. president obama calling for humility from those in power. >> let us pray to god that we may be worthy of the many blessings he has bestowed upon our nation. let us retain that humility, not just during this hour, but for every hour. and let me suggest that those of us with the most power and influence need to be the most humble. >> now, this was mr. obama's fifth appearance at that annual breakfast. >>> a disturbing development in japan saying it scrambled military fighter jets after two russian jets approached a disputed island chain, the air space has been under dispute since the end of world war ii. japan says they quickly left the air space, there was no incident. japan filing a formal compliant with russia. russia says it's jets never entered the area. >>> with tensions flaring with their neighbors to the north, south korea's marines are getting down to business. we will show you what they're training regimen looks like. hey, our salads. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how
to be the cia director? >> well, i think in the world of barack obama he is. in a world of american national security, he wouldn't be picked. for a lot of different reasons. i thinks' been profoundly wrong about his approach to thinking about radical islamists, i think as he did just now, he can't explain why we can't have access to people and the fact is, one of the purposes of having a central intelligence agency is to be able to do things that allow you to get at people you can't get at diplomatically or through regular channels so i'm very concerned that as the head of the central intelligence agency he will increase the degree to which the united states will be either uninformed or misinformed and i want to commend the senate on a bipartisan basis, senator feinstein a democrat has been very tough about some of these things. you've had senator weiden, very tough so it's been a bipartisan standing up by the senate demanding answers before they're willing to move forward with this particular nominee. >> sean: we now have a situation where the very same people that were against the use of e
commitment to the country's national security. back in 2009 president obama's nominee to head the cia who currently serves as the white house top counterterror advisor refuses to admit we're even fighting a war on terrorism. >> we're not wage ago war against terrorism because terrorism is, but a tactic that will never be defeated any more than the tactic of war will. rather, such thinking is a recipe for endless conflicts. we're not at war against terror because terror is a state of mind. >> sean: good grief. that's not all. just a few months later he said this about jihad. >> nor does president obama see this challenge as a fight against jihadist. describing terrorists in this way using a legitimate term jihad, to purify ones selves again a moral goal. >> so these comments and more will the senate confirm a cia director that calls jihad a legitimate tenet of islam? and joining me, gentlemen, welcome to the program. senator mike lee, jihad a legitimate tenet of islam. we're not fighting a war on terrorism? he's going to be the cia director? >> these are hardly mainstream beliefs sean, har
does not address assault weapons which the obama administration wants banned. the president in minnesota yesterday promoting what he calls commonsense reforms to the nation's gun laws. >>> and time now is 4:34. >> shall we bring lawrence into the party here? >> why not? >> find out what's going on. >> lucky day for you. >> folks, around the bay area we have low clouds and fog that are onshore, true fog toward parts of the north bay but throughout the day, not going to be a bad day. the clouds have kept the temperatures up a bit only 40s out there this morning so not as cold even as yesterday morning. got changes on the horizon here. high pressure sliding by, you can see a cold front approaching the coastline. that will bring with it a few high clouds across our skies and riach ply phi the onshore push so we are going to see partly cloudy skies toward the afternoon. the temperatures cooler. average usually in the 50s and the low 60s. today below average about 57 degrees for a high in san jose. about 54 degrees in san francisco. that's
doctorate from dillard university and has been appointed to the national endowment of the arts by president obama. he is 35 years old. >> we have a legacy that must be celebrated and honored. we must continue to do that so we can continue to own our definition. if you don't define yourself, somebody else will. so the position of that being a culture spokesperson was really about defending the position of the city and the state. you know, it's been a honor to do something like that. >> reporter: despite all his accomplishments he will always remember the pain he endured from hurricane katrina. >> one of those things that makes new orleans such a powerful spiritual city, these are secrets that we have that are in the ground, you know. they say in the french quarter where we are now if you listen quietly enough, the sidewalks will speak to you. i think what the sidewalks are telling you is those people that are gone, they're still here. they're in the sidewalks, the walls, the buildings, in the food and music and they're still in the young people that you see still wanting to play trumpet. we
of america will meet next week to discuss if it will change its national policy banning gays from scouting. president obama is honorary president of the boy scouts of america. >>> today metro begins a project to replace three escalators at the pentagon metro station. crews will remove the affected escalators from the station's south side. metro says that this work is not as big as last year's escalator project that took place at the dupont station. the pentagon escalators were installed 18 years ago, and metro says rehabilitating them is not practical or cost effective. customers will still be able to use the pentagon station's north side escalators. the replacement should be completed by fall. >>> the standoff between police and an alabama man is now almost one week old. the suspect is accused of murdering a school bus driver and kidnapping a 5-year-old boy. marie hall has the latest from midland city, alabama. >> reporter: ribbons and signs hang outside midland city elementary school where teachers and staffers returned today for the first time since a bus driver was killed and a kinderg
see... ♪ >> reporter: beyonce's rendition of the national anthem at president obama's inauguration was perfect-- so perfect, many people assumed she was lip- synching to recorded music. leaders of the marine band admitted they were not playing. >> would you guys mind standing? >> reporter: but the pop superstar said nothing until today. >> ♪ and the rockets' red glare the bombs bursting in air ♪ gave proof through the night that our flag was still there... ♪ >> reporter: when it was over... >> any questions? ( laughter ) >> reporter: ...she said, at the inauguration she had, in fact, sung along to a prerecorded track. >> i did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. it was a live television show. it was about the president and the inauguration, and i wanted to make him and my country proud. >> reporter: beyonce promises she will be singing live during her super bowl half time show. scott, she will not be singing the national anthem. >> pelley: mark, thank you. you can see the super bowl right here on cbs. and tomorrow, the "cbs evening news" will come to you from new or
of the national anthem at president obama's inauguration. beyonce admits she sang along with a prerecorded track. >> i am a perfectionist and one thing about my i practice until my feet bleed. i did not have team to rehearse with the orchestra. >> reporter: beyonce posted super bowl rehearsal video and photos online. she says this performance will be different. >> i will absolutely be singing live. i am well rehearsed. and i will absolutely be singing live. this is what i was born to do. >> reporter: prerecorded music at big events is nothing new. madonna and whitney houston both relied on recorded tracks to pump up their sound during their super bowl performances. many fans accept lip-syncing as part of the performance. >> i hope she gives us the real thing. i'd prefer the real thing. but i'm happy whatever she does. >> reporter: she won't be the only star at the super bowl. alicia keys sings the national anthem and the chorus from sandy hook elementary school in connecticut will perform america the beautiful before the ravens and 49ers take the field
will play out today at the white house and on capitol hill. president obama will meet today with labor leaders and immigration reform groups to discuss his plan to reform the nation's immigration reform laws. he'll discuss the issue some of the country's most prominent ceos. across town, there will be the first in a series of hearings on immigration reform. >>> new this morning, a search for an armed robber near the university of maryland. this happened just after hiddenite of paint branch parkway in college park, not far from student housing and fraternity row. it's not clear what the robber took or if there were injuries. police do not believe the suspect is still in the area. >>> would you share your sexual orientation on a college application? that's what georgetown university law school will have do. they want to track the number of gay applicants to set up better support services. the study was first reported by the campus newspaper. four of the top 20 law schools in the country have students to disclose their sexual orientation. >>> police in texas say an iraq war veteran admitt
expressed interest in making stricter gun laws in our state. >>> news around the nation this morning, president obama will prevent the 2012 presidential citizens metal to the six teachers and school administrators as they tried to protect students at the sandy hook elementary school. they will receive the awards posthumously at the white house. obama will present relatives with the medal which goes to the citizens of the united states of america who have performed exemplary deeds for the country and for their fellow citizens. >>> two people were pulled from a frozen pond in new york's central park. take a look at the cell phone video posted on youtube of the rescue. witnesses say the two tourists woke out on the ice and it broke beneath their weight. one man was able to get out of the pond on his own, but the other couldn't. witnesses say he was in the water for about 15 minutes but was helped to get out and he got out safely. >> when he first fell in, he was scrambling, trying to come out and i didn't think he was going to make it because he just stopped moving. >> come on, buddy.
boehner called sequestration a bad idea. he says it was forced upon republicans by president obama. >> it is taking a meat ax to our government and many programs in national defense. >> experts warn the impact would be especially felt in the washington area. >> i am very concerned about it. >> this car salesman says he is optimistic. >> so far we have not seen much of a decline. we don't really see a decrease in sales, but possibly in the near future, yes. >> house speaker john boehner alleges it was because president obama wanted to avoid making tough cuts during a presidential campaign. the white house and democratic leaders say they had an offer and republicans walked away. >> as we told you earlier a show of force in annapolis today as thousands of gun rights members gathered outside and inside the capitol building. the governor wants to ban assault weapons and create stricter licensing requirements for guns. horace holmes is indianapolis tonight. please bring us up-to-date on this story. >> they are still meeting in testifying here in the state house. we talked about the gover
't look very good for him on capitol hill. that's why you see obama going national with his campaign now because his public relations efforts have been more successful nationally. people on capitol hill know the facts. they know there has never been any gun law that has reduced crime, that has prevented a mass shooting. his effort is to push congress from outside to to pass more gun laws as well as get the laws to the state ledge his late legislatures. this feels still to me pretty much like a campaign style event. >> it is very campaign-style. is he going to be traveling around the country pursuing this agenda. the problem is it is just not based on fact. it's based on emotions. the presidents have this agenda. he wants that so-called assaults weapons back. ban magazines over 10 rounds. background checks on people who give their gun to their family members. he has wanted these things for four years. he waited for the right moment. unfortunately they are exploiting a tremendous tragedy that happened at sandy hook elementary school in order to push through these laws. it may not happen on
. and today was president obama's fifth appearance at the national prayer breakfast. he says it's a wonderful event. but one that in his experience wears off all too quickly. >> when i go back to the oval office and i start watching the cable news networks, and it's like, we didn't pray. >> i hope he was watching us. president says his hope is for humility, that carries over every day. maybe he should hope for a prayer breakfast every day. >>> in about 24 hours, we are really in for a rude awakening here in the northeast. it's coming in the form of a very powerful nor'easter. and it's stirring up a lot of bad memories. it's expected to hit on the 35th anniversary of that, on your screen is the 1978 blizzard. and if you weren't alive or you were too young to remember, it was awful. or so i'm toad. let's get straight to meteorologist chad myers who is standing by. i am very, very confused by what i have been told about this nor'easter. depending what models you are looking at we will get three inches of snow or three and a half feet. i don't understand how it could be so widely diverging. >> le
organizer was going to beat a war hero? >> we got to go. >> okay. >> obama has spoken for a national convention, which is talk about energy being fed in, that's the difference here. >> the rnc, rubio spoke. that was considered the best speech of the week. and condy rice. i got to meet senator ruby crowe a couple years ago and i came home, my husband said, how was the meeting? and i said, i have to sit down because i think i just met the possible future president of the united states. >> i was there. >> you wish you were there. all right. directly ahead, new developments in the scandal involving democratic senator robert menendez. this time involving a political contributor who flew him down to the dominican republic. details next dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can multiply. polident kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains. that's why i recommend polident. [ male announcer ] cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. to compete on the global stage. what we need are people prepared fo
to be that first lady michelle obama will be at the funeral, which will make this even more of a national scale tragedy than it already is. "first look" is up next. >>> good friday morning. right now on "first look," two fronts confine combine to create an epic winter storm with over 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts and as much as 2 feet of snow. >>> a massive manhunt is under way in california. a well-trained former cop and veteran is on a mission and the police are pulling out all the stops to nail him. >>> plus, senator feinstein says lawmakers may set up special courts to monitor drone strikes. why apple is sitting on over $137 billion in cash. and an as tried is about to come fascinatingly close to the earth. >>> millions along the northeast corridor are hunkering down for an epic winter storm. folks are stocking up and filling their tanks in anticipation of the massive nor'easter packing blizzard speed winds and crippling feet of snow. analyze are airlines have canceled thousands of flights as this storm travels across the country. dylan dryer is tracking the storm. >> it's going to be a bad st
outlets reporting national security secrets, especially ones that were beneficial to the obama administration during the campaign season last year. and then some various questions about benghazi, the attacks on libya last september that skilled the american ambassador. a lot of republicans feel there are still e-mails that haven't been released. >>> and now here's your first look at some of the other news going on around america. we start in florida where a 70-year-old woman lost control of her suv and plowed through a restaurant window just as it was getting ready to open. a very agile bartender inside was able to leap out of the way and sustain only minor injuries. >>> in michigan one snowplow definitely sweeps away the competition. a new toy for engineers that looks like atrailer but swings around wide enough to clear two lanes of traffic at once. it's half the price of normal plows. >>> in new york, almost 3,000 dogs and their owners are primping for the prestigious westminster dog show. a rough workout in the special doggie gym gets these pups ready to compete. after a goo
? well, in just the last day, we show a poll of president obama impeached. and the national review saying latinos, like other democrats, are mostly single parent families looking to stay on welfare. hey, republicans, the latest right wing conspiracy theory. they want you to believe it. and bradly cooper u one of the great knew vees of the year and one of the great philly moves of all time joins us tonight. this is "hardball," the place for politics. i don't use super poligrip for hold because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about keeping my dentures in, it's about keeping the food particles out. [ charlie ] try zinc free super poligrip. we've decided to we're all having such a great year in the gulf, put aside our rivalry. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf get
on it syria. former u.s. a message of the united nations jumbles and joins us next. ♪ lori: president obama's date to be the next defense secretary faces critics on the hill today. too soft on a rn and not tight enough with israel. fox news chief congressional correspondent tells us whether decade ago won any of his opponents over. >> after two months of public criticism over his nomination become secretary of defense former republican senator chuck a gold star earl to reassure senators he is up to the job and not soft on a run. >> heavily committed to the president's goal of preventing iran from obtaining nuclear weapon. and as i have been on record on that issue and as i have said in the past many times. all options must be on the table to achieve that goal which shortly after the top community republican told hagel he would vote no, senator jim in half at the nominee with this white. >> why you think that the iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports a nomination to be the secretary of defense? >> i have a difficult enough time with american politics. senator, i have no idea, but tha
are on the way out? well, in just the last day, we show a poll of president obama impeached. and the national review saying latinos, like other democrats, are mostly single parent families looking to stay on welfare. hey, republicans, the latest right wing conspiracy theory. they want you to believe it. and bradly cooper u one of the great knew vees of the year and one of the great philly moves of all time joins us tonight. this is "hardball," the place for politics. love about her. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with
in a national park. >> and are you lobbying the obama administration for this? >> of course. >> and what is the holdup? what's taking them -- what is their hesitation? >> well as you can see, you've got a lot of people that resist any kind of change, and i give you the example, it took us two years just to stop the importation because of resistance. >> let me ask you one quick question about some senate business, are you fully confident that chuck hagel can do the job of secretary of defense? do you have any hesitation based on that confirmation hearing? >> i have the confidence in chuck. i was surprised that he was not more direct in his answers. he could have been more straightforward. i think he would have come off better but chuck is an enormously competent patriot, and he will do well as secretary. >> senator bill nelson, democrat from the state of florida, i appreciate the update on this python issue and we'll be waiting to hear what the obama administration does in response to the idea of expanding it to the national park itself. thank you, sir. >> thanks, chuck. >>> turning to th
. then president obama awards this year's recipients of the national medals for science, technology and innovation. and after that we're live as policymakers, health care industry leaders and representatives of government gather for a national health policy conference. >> congress returns today to capitol hill. the house comes in at 2 p.m. eastern to take up a small number of bills under suspension of the rules with votes at 6:30. also this week a debate and vote on a measure to require the president to submit a balanced budget to congress. over in the senate, members also come back at 2 eastern for general speeches. then at about 5:30, a vote on the bill to reauthorize the violence against women act, a domestic violence law that expired in 2011. a final vote on that could happen later this week. members of both parties are attending retreat this week. as a result, the senate will be out on tuesday and wednesday, and the house no legislative business on thursday or friday. live coverage of the house on c-span and the senate here on c-span2. >> host: and you're watching "the communicators" on c-spa
obama killed more terrorist than anybody. nasdaq nationality with terrorism. >> how do you know their a terrorist. >> it -- i want my own drone. there's a time when these things are so small, for anybody walking home, a woman could have a drone in her purse and when somebody comes at her, it goes like that. >> if you have actionable intelligence that says it person is planning an attack on the united states, that falls -- >> that's imminent threat. >> let me repeat, this does not require the united states to have clear, specific information. >> bob, don't you think it's a cover your butt? >> i don't know. i don't think it's constitutional. >> i like cyb, cover your bob. >> that was a good discussion. >> good job. >> thank you so much for participating. democrat senator bob menendez talks about a scandal. the foreign relation committee confronted with a different kind of scandal. you'll hear from him coming up. >>> senator bob menendez confronted by a reporter about his alleged prostitution scandal. the new chairman insists he didn't pay underage girls for services in the dominic
in the senate have made it a habit to ignore their budgetary obligations. under president obama, the national debt has increased faster than under any u.s. president in history. now is not the time to sit back and continue wracking up debt that our children and our grandchildren will have to shoulder, not to mention small businesses. the american people deserve better leadership. they have made it abundantly clear that congress should balance the federal budget just like families and business owners do across the country, and they do it every single day. that's why i support the house bill requiring the president to submit a balanced budget and get washington spending under control. i urge my colleagues on both sides to vote yes on this bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. williams: may god bless our country. thank you. the chair: the gentleman from maryland continues to reserve. the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. price: thank you, madam chair. i'm pleased to yield a minute and a half to another new member of our conference, the gentleman from oklaho
, the middle-east's most populist arab nation, with 85 million people, president obama has failed to define t. president muhammad morsi, backed by the muslim brotherhood has made it clear that his goal amounts to a grab for power and the virtual installment of militant isram's -- islam's sharia law. president obama is sending tanks and the first installment of 20 f-16 fighters to egypt, even as members of congress are under pressure to consider conduct off foreign aid. their 1.5 billion annually, most of it to the egyptian armed force with few strings ark tached. morsi's relationship to the powerful army is murky and u.s. military contractors provide badly needed jobs at home. furthermore, morsi's anti-semetic statements hover over the crisis. tapes recorded two years ago and recently made public, show the president of egypt calling jews descendants of apes and pig, blood suckers. his hackneyed defense -- my words were taken out of context. no apology forth coming. he told a u.s. delegation that the remarks were made public jays because the american media is controlled by, quote, certain forc
really be all about. and as we have been not only responding, reacting to this national tragedy that i think president obama has adequately described as broken all of our hearts, and in every funeral that has taken place, for those 20 innocent children and six innocent adults in the school districts, and school administrators, we obviously have shared in that very tragic event, all of us. it has touched everybody across this country. san francisco is no different. and i have shared that emotional experience with the supervisor and everybody here, in our law enforcement, and in our health department as well. the question for us, then, is what do we do about it? and not only can we share in this tragedy and signal our sympathies to the families as we've done, but we've got to do something more. and this is where i want to make sure i recognize all of the people that are in that effort of doing something about it, including the officials in san francisco. and some have been at this longer than others to try to do something about it, have reached limitations. yet again, i think this traged
.com and back here tomorrow night. >>> president obama urges seizing this moment to overhaul our nation's immigration laws. >> now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as the land of opportunity. >> what does this mean for california? from the central valley to silicon valley? >>> and san francisco implements a controversial law. it enables court-ordered treatment for mentally ill patients at risk of becoming violent. >> these folks are a danger to themselves and to others. >>> plus, the 49ers gear up for the super bowl. a report from new orleans. coming up next. >>> good evening. i'm viviana ritado. welcome to "this week in northern california." what happens or doesn't happen in washington on immigration this year will have a big impact here in california.
>>> president obama urges seizing this moment to overhaul our nation's immigration laws. >> now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as the land of opportunity. >> what does this mean for california? from the central valley to silicon valley? >>> and san francisco implements a controversial law. it enables court-ordered treatment for mentally ill patients at risk of becoming violent. >> these folks are a danger to themselves and to others. >>> plus, the 49ers gear up for the super bowl. a report from new orleans. coming up next. >>> good evening. i'm viviana ritado. welcome to "this week in northern california." what happens or doesn't happen in washington on immigration this year will have a big impact here in california. president obama pressed congress to pass within the next six months comprehensive immigration reform. he addressed this issue in las vegas on tuesday. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away.
. they are down 15%, but almost twice the national murder rate. for all of that, president obama spent hours in air force one, was on the ground barely two hours, and then got back on the plane. it cost taxpayers millions of dollars for him to travel for his speech about gun violence. minneapolis with the murder rate nearly twice the national, all of this happening after the president dropped into nevada for a couple of hours. there he delivered a 20 minute campaign speech on immigration. at a cost of more than $1.5 million of taxpayers money. the president claiming broad support for his initiatives of gun control. but he has offered no specific proposals at all. >> we have been able to take some steps of administrative action. real and lasting change also requires congress to do its part and to do it soon. not to wait. the good news is that we are starting to be a consensus emerge about the action that congress needs to take. lou: you have to wonder how safe the communities i were the president wants with all of those badges and law enforcement officers behind him as props. i'm sure that it
roosevelt laid out his vision for a new national and eight decades later president obama did essentially the same thing. >> obama: this is a make or break moment for the middle class, and all of those fighting to get into the middle class, because what is at stake is whether this will be a country where worker people will make enough to raise a family build a modest savings, own a home, secure their retirement. >> jennifer: that was essentially the same message that got the president reelected with perhaps the most diverse coalition in the history of this country, wealthy, middle class, poor, religious, non-religious. he fluing the doors right open, and americans of all stripes came rushing in. and then in his second inaugural address he brought back some of the same language. >> obama: we believe that america's prosperity must ride on the shoulders of a thriving middle class. when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship. >> jennifer: and this time the media got the message loud and clear. after his inauguration speech newspapers acro
this new challenge. thank you so much. [applause] >> today, president obama and congressional leaders attend the national prayer breakfast. the event dates back to 1953 with president eisenhower. live this morning at 8:00 a.m. eastern on c-span two. >> there is no prescription or role model or cookbook for being first lady. if you look back at the lives of martha washington or abigail adams or dolly madison or iesco wilson or eleanor roosevelt or mamie eisenhower, you can see that each woman has defined the in a way that is true to herself. how she can help her husband take care of her family, make her contribution to our nation. quick c-span's new original series, "first ladies," produced with the white house historical association. season one begins february 18 at nine: 00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> if you go to most american history textbooks, if you go back to the textbooks in high school, in your american history textbooks, if you go to the index, you will find no tension of eugenics. if you go to your biology books in high school, you would find no mention of the word "eugenie
from washington, d.c., where she performed for the nation during inauguration festivities for president obama. no arrests so far have been made in this shooting. >>> after 40 years in washington today is retirement day for leon panetta. the santa clara university alum began his political career as a california congressman. just yesterday he testified on the department of defense's response to the attack on u.s. facilities in benghazi. panetta was the director of the cia at the time osama bin laden was killed. no word on what he plans to do or if he will move back to his home on the central coast. an armed forces farewell ceremony will be held later today. >>> san jose international airport could soon become home to a brand new private airport for google executives. the $82 million project would include an executive terminal, hangars and ramp space to accommodate google's largest business jets. the proposed airport would bring in nearly $3 million a year in rent and would create hundreds of permanent jobs and up to 200 construction jobs. the san jose city council is expected to vote on t
, everyone. i'm tamron hall. "news nation" following breaking. first time president obama is taking his push for stricter gun laws out of washington, d.c. right now, we're about 30 minutes away from the president speaking at the first big follow-up since announcing i
two years because of rising tensions with iran. >>> this morning, president obama will speak at the national prayer breakfast at the washington hilton in northwest d.c. the president will meet with religious and community leaders from across the nation taking part in the 61st annual prayer breakfast. that national prayer breakfast has been held every year since 1953. after that, the president will head to leesburg, virginia. he will lay out his second-term agenda at the house democratic issues conference that's going on at the lansdowne resort. vice president biden spoke it the group yesterday. he said the world has changed since 1994 when congress passed an assault weapons ban. many blamed that vote for costing democrats control of the house and senate. that ban has since expired. >>> the high-end grocery store shut down by health inspectors. >>> plus, this morning doctors are concerned that there may be a new strain of whooping cough. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet
congress. >>> new tonight, a little breather for the nation, at least financially speaking. president obama has signed into law a bill that temporarily suspends the government's borrowing limit. that means we can actually pay our bills and avoid defaulting on those loans at least for a few more months. of course, all that does is set the stage for another political battle over taxes, spending and borrowing. >>> three high school boys charged with child pornography were back in class today at west springfield high. police arrested those three sophomores january 11th and they're accused of making sex videos with underaged girls and sharing those videos. today we talked with some students at west springfield high. >> i'm disappointed in someone at your school would do that. it's like you need to represent your school and be a good example to others. >> yeah. >> i think they just let down everyone who goes here. >> we're told the videos show six girls in all. they attend several different schools, including west springfield. police tell us this case is an ongoing investigation. >>> well, people
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